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Front view of Intel Core i3 3220

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3220

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Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 93.44W 2.1x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 27.7 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 100.74 $/year 2.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 6308

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AMD Opteron 6308

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 0.5 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache 16 MB vs 3 MB More than 5.2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 2.8x more l3 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.4 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Features Key features of the Core i3 3220  vs Opteron 6308 

clock speed

Core i3 3220
3.3 GHz
Opteron 6308
3.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i3 3220
3.43 GHz
Opteron 6308
3.5 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i3 3220
3.46 GHz
Opteron 6308
3.5 GHz

TDP

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 6308 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.43 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.46 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.43 GHz 3.5 GHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3

details

Core i3 3220  vs
Opteron 6308 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 0.5 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 3 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 4 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 65.3°C Unknown - 74.4°C

power consumption

TDP 55W 115W
Annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year 100.74 $/year
Typical power consumption 44.69W 93.44W
Intel Core i3 3220
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